How to Remove Makeup Stains from Car Upholstery

remove makeup stainsAside from talking on the phone and eating, putting on makeup is another form of distracted driving. This is not only a safety liability, but you also risk staining the interior. Sometimes they’re bad enough that only we can restore vehicle interiors with lipstick, nail polish, or eyeliner stains. But there are ways for you to remove some makeup stains from car upholstery.

DIY Makeup Stain Removal

Before we list the steps, we must point out that the method isn’t failproof. No DIY method is guaranteed to work, especially if dealing with a dried stain. Most cosmetics are oil-based, which quickly oxidize and dries. Only a professional vehicle detailing can remove stubborn makeup stains.

You can try removing the stains yourself with this simple step-by-step process:

1.   Dip a cotton cloth in an ammonia solution and place the cloth over the stain for 10 minutes.

2.   Apply baking soda atop the stain and let sit for another five to 10-minutes.

3.   Wipe clean with a microfiber cloth

The simple three-step process works for most water-based makeup products. It also works for most oil-based products if you act right away.

Other Types of Stains

The steps above apply to most upholstery and leather types. However, if dealing with synthetic fabric, then use a cotton pad dipped in hot water and an upholstery spray.

As for nail polish or enamel, you will definitely need to act with haste. Once it hardens, professional treatment is the only option. If you respond in a timely manner, then wipe away the spill with a towel dipped in acetone.

We Remove Makeup Stains from Car Upholstery

Did you drop that tube of lipstick or mascara on the seat? Bring your vehicle to Henry’s Auto Detail for a full interior detail and wash and wax.  We remove makeup stains from car upholstery regardless of the fabric type.

Vehicle Makeup Stain Removal

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